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Eija Hyytiäinen

Full name: Eija Marita Hyytiäinen (-Ristanen)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 60-63 kg
Born: January 4, 1961 in Saarijärvi, Keski-Suomi, Finland
Affiliations: Saarijärven Pullistus, Saarijärvi (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Related Olympians: Wife of Kari Ristanen.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Eija Hyytiäinen made her international début at the 1984 Winter Olympics, where she won her only international tournament medal, a bronze in the relay, but she was not very successful in individual events. Hyytiäinen missed the 1985 World Championships, but was sixth in the relay and 12th in the 10 km at the 1987 World Championships. This 12th place would remain her best individual place at a major international championship. Hyytiäinen also competed at the 1988 Winter Olympics, but with little success and made her last international appearance at the 1989 World Championships, where she was 13th in the 10 km. By profession Hyytiäinen was an agricultural worker and in 1989 she married another cross-country skier Kari Ristanen, who also won a relay bronze at the 1984 Winter Olympics and a relay silver at the 1989 World Championships.

Results

Women's 5 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R
1984 Winter 23 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 19 18:11.6 9:15.4 20

Women's 10 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1984 Winter 23 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 25 34:33.8 19:48.6 24 27:53.8 24

Women's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1984 Winter 23 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 17 1-05:38.8 13:05.3 17 32:18.2 16 45:51.3 16
1988 Winter 27 Calgary Cross Country Skiing Finland Final Standings 32 1-02:06.9 16:48.5 18 29:30.8 =22 48:45.5 30

Women's 4 × 5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1984 Winter 23 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Finland FIN Final Standings 3 17:01.3 34:38.1 4
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